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For infection control, hospitals rank specialty vendors higher than EHR giants, says KLAS

March 15, 2019 / Mike Miliard

Hospitals and health systems seeking better technologies for infection control often prefer to take a best-of-breed approach, rather than relying on tools from electronic health record vendors such as Epic and Cerner, a new KLAS report shows. "Provider organizations are increasingly looking for innovative ways to reduce infections, whether this be through innovative tools, such as UV-disinfection equipment and electronic hand-hygiene monitoring, or through innovative capabilities in infection control software, such as predictive analytics and active alerting," said researchers. But whether they're looking for ease of use, innovation or simply effectiveness, these providers are tending to turn toward specialized tech companies whose primary focus is on surveillance and safety, according to the new report.